Diversity and inclusion

Published on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

“Diversity and inclusion are absolutely essential for our success, and I am pleased that the Group has received this acknowledgement.”

– Francesco Starace, Enel Chief Executive Officer

The “united nations” of energy

In order to build the Finis Terrae solar PV field in Chile – our largest solar plant so far – we worked alongside engineers and technicians that came to the Antofagasta region from Italy, Spain and Romania, as well as Chile. The same is happening in Brazil for the construction of Nova Olinda, the 292 MW solar plant that will become the largest in Latin America.

“Our plants originate from the collaboration between people from many countries, with heterogeneous skills and experiences, and more and more often of very different ages.”

In our teams, young university graduates work together with practiced professionals, producing a mutual exchange of vast experiences and innovative approaches to respond to usual problems or unprecedented challenges.

Enel includes an increasing amount of women engineers, operational technicians and managers. There are more and more women within the operational teams that work on the more than 1.9 million kilometres of our electricity networks, at the offices or plants or as sustainability project leaders collaborating with the local communities.

For us, a young 20-year old woman guarding a dam in Italy or leading a project for the development of smart grids are not exceptions, but rather a value that can enrich everyone’s work and make it more profitable.

The key to success

Thomson Reuters has assessed 5000 global companies working in different fields and has included in its Diversity & Inclusion index only the top 100 most diversified and that show an employee inclusion capability.

It has seen us working, has analyzed how we operate in the five continents where we are present and assessed our performance based on four pillars: diversity, inclusion, people development and news controversy.

We are one of the only two electricity utilities and independent power producers present in the Top 50 of the D&I index, the first of the five Italian businesses included in the Top 100 and we obtained the highest scores among the Italian companies for each pillar, resulting “best in class 100” in the News Controversies pillar. 


A “common charter”, an environment for all

Diversity and inclusion are our two daily cornerstones. The sustainability and innovation in our projects, in our activities at plants and offices are also measured by the respect for the environment and the way we work.

Individual growth, the enhancement of merit and talents, as well as making it possible for disabled people to be autonomous are distinctive traits of work at Enel.

Our interpretation of work and the way we enhance the uniqueness of each person are reflected in the Diversity Policy that the whole Group places at the centre of its daily activities.

“We share a common charter that states the value of non-discrimination, of inclusion, of equal opportunities.”

Protecting and enhancing the richness of differences that are part of Enel’s daily world means stating the richness of our identity and the constant openness of our vision. To mutually show each other the way leading to a better world.